Indonesia - Child labour still widespread (2011)

A survey released on 11 February reported that an estimated four million children in the country were in wage employment with 1.76 million working long hours, some for more than 40 hours a week. The survey, conducted by the National Statistics Agency (BPS) and the ILO, showed that of the total number of children aged 5 to 17, about 58.8 million, 4.05 million were reported as children in employment. “The term ‘children in employment’ refers to children aged 10 to 17 who are considered as employed by the standard definition,” the report states.

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